It has been a long time coming to shed some insight into well-suited supplements for runners and cyclists. These are two very demanding endurance activities and can quickly take its toll on the body if the energy and recovery demands are not met.
In recent years we have seen an increase in participation in road biking, mountain biking and trail and road running. This has led USN to create supplements to cater for its loyal customers who are already involved or who are just getting involved in these activities.
What are the biggest endurance demands USN products can help meet?
1) Hydration – Endurance athletes need to keep hydrated to keep their bodies cool and lubricated. Electrolytes also play an important role in hydration as salts and minerals levels in the body need to be replenished to avoid fatigue and cramps. Our products that offer these benefits are USN Zero Sugar Hydrator, USN Epic Pro or USN Pro Enduro.
2) Energy – the nature of endurance sport requires longer lasting and slower releasing energy sources to cater for the extended period over which these events occur. This means higher carbohydrate levels for energy production. This can be assisted by using USN Pro Enduro or USN Epic Pro.
3) Recovery – The extended nature of endurance sport requires that the body must recover properly form intense sessions. This can be to rest fatigued muscles or even to repair the microscopic tears in muscle fiber following intense exertion. A few ways to aid your recovery is by using USN Epic Pro, USN Amino Energy, USN Pro Recover or USN Zero Sugar Hydrator.
4) Focus – Keeping your mental state on par is a big part of any endurance activity. USN Epic Pro and USN Amino Energy can both assist with increased focus.
• USN ZERO SUGAR HYDRATOR – Zero Sugar Hydrator is the ideal rehydration drink for replenishment of electrolytes and glutamine after strenuous physical activity. It is designed to aid in recovery and muscle preservation and reduction of cramping.
• USN EPIC PRO – Epic Pro is a complete ultra-endurance drink for optimal performance and rapid recovery. It contains a formulation of effective ingredients, designed to optimise hydration levels, balance electrolytes and promote energy for your best performance. Epic Pro contains patented ingredients such as PeptoPro® and Vitargo® to put it into a league of it’s own.
• USN PRO ENDURO – Pro Enduro is an all-in-one sports rehydration supplement, designed to optimize glycogen and amino acid levels, lost during high intensity physical activity. Our advanced formulation of scientifically researched ingredients is designed to support intense energy, stamina and recovery. Ideal for training sessions or events lasting more than 2 hours.
• USN PRO RECOVER – Pro Recover is the ultimate recovery protein shake designed to replace lost glycogen, amino acids and electrolytes rapidly after intense exercise and protects existing muscle from breakdown to restore amino acids. Pro Recover contains premium quality whey protein, which is absorbed quickly to maintain lean muscle mass and prevent breakdown. Pro Recovery is free from colourants, preservatives and artificial sweeteners.
• USN AMINO ENERGY – An anytime amino acid-based energy drink, designed to provide endurance, focus, stamina and recovery. Amino Ener-G contains TeaCrine® which has found to improve mood, motivation and energy levels.
Have a look at our endurance range on our website as discussed in the blog. Use the code USNblogEnduro to get 10% discount on any of these products.